A NEW outdoor adventure park could be coming to Launceston should plans be approved.  

Residents in and around Launceston have been asked to give their thoughts on an adventure park — which hopes to repurpose a patch of land near the town — before planning permission is submitted.  

Polson Park, as it has been named, is the brainchild of Mel and Ed Petrie who currently live at Polson Farm along the A30 near Launceston. 

The pair have announced that they hope to “transform this farmland into a stunning park that offers a plethora of activities both on and off newly dug lakes.”  

As well as this, the pair have expressed their desire to keep community at the heart of what they do, ensuring the site remains accessible.  

They said: “Community lies at the heart of everything we do. In addition to paid activities, we’re committed to providing free-to-access areas for local families to enjoy. This includes accessible walking paths and a children’s play area, free for all to use. 

“Sustainability and community enrichment are at the forefront of our mission. Through the park’s development, we aim to create new job opportunities and provide platforms for local businesses to thrive sustainably. We envisage the park becoming a hub for eco-friendly tourism, bolstering the local economy while harmonising with the surrounding natural landscape.”  

Through their website, the pair aim to gauge public opinion on their plans, though many have already expressed their delight at the prospect of a new local attraction.  

As well as physical attractions, they have also said that open water swimming and standup paddle boarding will be available on the lake. 

With additions such as a club house, play area, aqua park, and wakeboarding system, it is no surprise people are excited. 

The pair continued: “We’re keen to hear your thoughts - what resonates with you, what you’re uncertain about, and any concerns you may have. If you’re a local business and believe the community spaces could benefit you, we’re all ears! Share with us what facilities you think would be most valuable.”